The America's Cup Heads Back to the United States

05 March 2010

BMW ORACLE Racing has won the America’s Cup, the first time in 18 years that an American team has won the title.

The winning 27-metreTrimaran features a rigid 64-metre mainsail composite ‘wing’, which is bigger than that of an Airbus 380.

For team founder and afterguard member Larry Ellison (USA), the win is the culmination of a ten-year quest to win what is reported to be the oldest international trophy in sport.

""I’m enormously proud of this team,"" Ellison said following the prize-giving ceremony. “It’s been a fabulous experience and I’m exceptionally proud to bring the America’s Cup back to the United States of America after a very long absence.""

Ellison’s BMW ORACLE Racing team represents San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club.

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